The casting, characters, and outrageous rumors for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode VII continue to multiply like hungry, horny tribbles on the Internet. Sometimes I feel like Captain James Tiberius Kirk, standing under that storage door in Deep Space Station K7 covered in dead and dying tribbles, wondering how I ever got there, and who the hell is going to clean this mess up. I guess there’s no other way except rolling up those golden sleeves and getting to it. We’ve got Simon Pegg once again confusing and confounding fans about his possible involvement in the franchise, Some words from the confirmed director of Episode VIII, and the man himself, Mark Hamill discussing how wonderful the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VII are. (more…)
Just two days ago we reported that Devin Faraci of Badass Digest was privy to some tantalizing plot and character details regarding the most anticipated film in the history of the medium (seriously, the last time a movie had this big of an impact on western civilization, it was about a man sneezing).
Today, Faraci throws us more such tidbits–particularly a big hint at the role Gwendoline Christie of Game of Thrones fame appears to be playing.
So far we’ve been lead to believe that John Boyega will be playing the role of an ex-Stormtrooper who joins Daisy Ridley‘s character in a quest to locate Luke Skywalker. Read on to find out who Faraci claims Christie will be portraying: (more…)
It seems like J.J. Abrams may have learned his lesson about his Kafka-esque paranoia about secret keeping after the debacle of Star Trek Into Darkness because he’s once again sneakily giving us a peek at a key prop in Star Wars Episode VII. Although the purpose of the video, like the last one, is to drum up support for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs, Abrams has added a detail to make fans mouths’ water, your first look at the next generation of starfighter used by the Rebels/New Republic in Episode VII. (more…)
Who’s ready to have their mind blown this Sunday morn?
While sticking to the vaguest of vagaries that ever done vagued (I definitely made one of those words up), Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest claims to have an EXCLUSIVE (WORLD STAR!) plot outline of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Purposefully keeping it hazy as hell (the spoilerphobes thank you, Mr. Faraci), Devin described the basic set-up while still leaving much to the potential viewer’s imagination. (more…)
Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!
It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.
There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014′s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)
Sure the movie is shooting now, but that doesn’t mean that Star Wars Episode VII is done casting. No way. The production has announced two new additions to the cast today, a pair of unknowns named Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson. Clarke and Anderson will join fellow new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow, along with returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker. (more…)
Last week Kevin Smith posted a photo of him crying with tears of fan boy bliss as he left the London set of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. Per a non disclosure agreement, he wasn’t allowed to say anything about his time on set. However, a new video has surfaced of the filmmaker doing a Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland, where he talks at length about his Star Wars Episode 7 set visit. Watch Kevin Smith talk Storm Troopers, the Millennium Falcon and more. (more…)
Any geek worth the name would happily give himself or herself over to the Dark Side for a chance to visit the set of the most anticipated science fiction film in the history of cinema.
Director/Writer/Podcaster/Highly Influential Nerd Kevin Smith was recently offered an invitation to tour the sett of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, and his reaction was true to his reputation as one of the world’s foremost SW fanboys. (more…)
All the cast announcements for Star Wars Episode VII have featured actors and actresses that have gone through a grueling casting process from J. J. Abrams and crew, but the newest rumor around the film is a bit surprising. It’s been said that Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher, has been cast in the upcoming sequel. A related rumor seems to hint that Lourd will either play Leia’s daughter or, even stranger, a younger version of Leia herself. Read on a for digging a little deeper into the rumor. (more…)
Few actors are as well-known as Andy Serkis, at least for performers who rarely show their human face on-screen. Serkis has been on the forefront of the motion-capture revolution, a category of performance where one acts out a role that will be portrayed by a computer graphic imaging (CGI) creation in the finished film. Serkis has done this as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, as the title character in King King, and as Cesar in now two chapters of The Planet of the Apes series. Now the question is, will Serkis be playing a motion-capture, or mo-cap, part in Star Wars Episode VII, or will fans get a rare look at the actor’s face? In a recent interview, Serkis offered an ambiguous answer… (more…)